Scholar Profiles

Beza Gebremariam

Campus: Duke
Hometown: Aurora, CO
High School: Overland High School

While other kids bond with their parents by going to the movies and playing board games, my mother and I bond by watching BBC and CNN. Through this I developed a love for politics and a fascination with different cultures. I will be studying Public Policy with the goal of pursuing a career in global affairs. I’d like to pursue a second major, possibly in Economics or a language, but I’m keeping my options open for new academic interests that may appear. Community service is something that has always been important to me and I am excited to find ways to serve my new community in Durham. I hope to combine my love of culture and community service by becoming a Peace Corps volunteer after I graduate. Being from Colorado, I have a passion for hiking though I’m excited to leave the mountains for the beach!

What drew you to the Robertson Program? I love the freedom of the program. Whatever I want to accomplish the Robertson will help me reach that goal. They help me figure out how I want to help others in the future. The Robertson not only gives me freedom, but it also challenges me. The experiences in the program, like the campus switch and the summer opportunities, put me out of my comfort zone which ultimately helps me grow as a person.

Gebremariam, Bexa (Duke 2020)